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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the first side effect of the steroids that affects Mick in Part 4, Chapter 5?
2. How close is it to the end of school when Mick slams a student into a locker, making him cry, in Part 4, Chapter 3?
3. What player positions play to the outside of the field on offense in football?
4. Who compliments Mick for his athletic performance in Part 4, Chapter 10?
5. What can Mick not find in his bag in Part 5, Chapter 15?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Mick's actions in Part 5, Chapter 2? What emotions drive those actions?
2. Why does Mick decide against using drugs before the game in Part 5, Chapter 12?
3. What saves Mick in Epilogue, Chapter 1?
4. What does Mick realize about Drew in Part 5, Chapter 15? What does the reader realize?
5. What causes animosity and suspicion between Mick and Drew in Part 5, Chapter 8?
6. What does Mick discover in an outing with friends in Part 4, Chapter 6?
7. How does Mick's life and career mirror his father's in Part 5, Chapter 10?
8. What leads Mick to waver in his second chances in Part 4, Chapter 8?
9. What opportunity does Mick decide to take in Part 4, Chapter 12?
10. What does Mick do as a result of rage in Part 5, Chapter 9? What are the consequences?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the theme of heroism in the novel. How does the fall of Mick's father from heroic status affect the protagonist? What other characters in the novel exhibit heroic characteristics? How?
Essay Topic 2
Describe the characters of Matt Drager, Nolan Brown and Clark in the novel. In what ways are these characters antagonistic? How does Mick feel about each of these characters?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Mick's need for his father's approval in the novel. What does Mick's father expect from his son and why does Mick feel the need to live up to these expectations?
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